Proactive Roof System Maintenance
Commercial and Multi-Unit Residential* roof systems are the first line of defense between Mother Nature and your building. Like any valuable asset, a roof system should be maintained in order to maximize its useful life and minimize repair costs.
At Design Roofing, our roof maintenance and repair division is equipped to maintain all types of roof systems. We have fully trained roof maintenance technicians working to ensure that all of our clients receive professional commercial roofing services throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. In addition, our available 24-hour emergency services give our customers assurance that they are covered around the clock — whenever they need repairs.
Why is Roof Maintenance Important?
Living in a temperate rainforest which receives up to 2500mm of rain each year, commercial and multi-residential*roof systems in the Vancouver area are under substantial stress from water, heat, cold, and ultra violet rays. Roof systems are constantly expanding and contracting from heat and cold, such movement in the roof system will cause it to weaken over time causing splits and cracks. In a climate such as ours, it is important to protect and to monitor the roof system from exposure to these elements and proactively repair them to prevent interior damage.
In particular, roof cracks, blisters, moss build-up and debris build-up tend to compromise the integrity of the roof system over time. Ignoring the roof system leaves the building exposed to potential liquid damage, rot, or even fire damage, all coming at a very high repair cost. With proactive roof maintenance and the associated inspections, these variables can be removed and repaired at a relatively low cost.
Key Benefits of Proactive Roof Maintenance
A proactive commercial and multi-unit residential* roof maintenance program is simply a program of scheduled inspections and corrective actions. The following four factors identify the benefits of initiating a proactive roof maintenance program:
- To extend and maximize the service life of the roofing system through regular assessments and proactive maintenance.
- To take proactive measures to help detect minor problems before major damage is widespread and repair costs add up.
- To maintain the validity of the warranties and guarantees. Even a brand new roof requires regular maintenance to keep it functioning as intended. Without regular maintenance many warranties and roof guarantees become void.
- To maintain and/or increase property value.
At Design Roofing, we have developed a Preventative Roof Maintenance Program that currently ensures our customers buildings are covered 100% throughout the year. To date, we are the largest roof maintenance provider in the Lower Mainland . All you have to do is sign up for the program and we take care of the rest. To learn more or sign up for our Roof Maintenance Program, click here.
* Multi-Unit Residential refers to Stratas, Condo Corporations, Housing Co-Op’s and Rental Properties
Weeds and plants (that weren’t intentionally planted) can grow on any roof. Other vegetation that is common: Trees and Shrubs, Moss and lichen, Algae, mildew, mold. All are damaging because they break down the roof membrane.
Birds and Pests
Bird can a nuisance. They also pose a liability for buildings: harming occupants and visitors as well as their property. There are humane ways to keep birds off the roof and it is important to do so before they nest and lay eggs.
Every time we visit a roof we take photos. These photos are reviewed by management to ensure the work was done correctly and then provided to our clients. They are before-and-after style photos that show exactly what was fixed.
Birds / Pests
Bird nests are more than a nuisance when they’re hiding on a roof. There are humane ways to keep birds off the roof…
Roof Replacement Financing
Design Roofing offers roof replacement financing for Stratas and commercial buildings in the Lower Mainland…
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Design Roofing is the premier Vancouver, Lower Mainland and Greater Toronto Area commercial & Strata roofing contractor, providing Quality on Top since 1984. As a member of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)and the Roofing Contractors Association of BC (RCABC), our professional approach to commercial and industrial roof installation, roof maintenance and repairs has earned us a reputation of excellence among architects, general contractors, roof consultants and building owners alike.
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